Aleia BrownProgram Manager, Humanities Action Lab

Image: Aleia Brown, Program Manager. c/o Tamara Fleming


Aleia M. Brown, PhD, is the Program Manager for the Initiative on Climate and Environmental Justice and a Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellow. Using oral histories and material culture analysis, Brown’s research foregrounds the deep history of Black women textile artists advancing the Black Freedom Struggle. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming in The Black Scholar,Journal of Civil and Human Rights, and Museums and Social Issues.

Brown is the co-curator of Ubuntutu: Life Legacies of Love and Action, a travelling exhibition for the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, and co-author of the exhibition catalog by the same name. She established the Mazloomi-Women of Color Quilters Network collection on, and co-founded #museumsrespondtoferguson and BlkTwitterstorians, two acclaimed digital humanities projects.